West Lafayette, Indiana Family Photographer

-since 2017-


Mother spinning daughter in field at Prophetstown State park, Battleground Indiana
Lifestyle session with family, and pets cozied up on their couch in West Lafayette, Indiana

Whether you have been documenting your story for years, or you're just starting. The important thing is that you're doing it! And I am here to help you along the way with your vision. I absolutely cannot wait to connect with you and start this journey.

A couple at Wea Creek Apple Orchard - husband kissing wife's forehead.
Family of five posing for family portrait in battleground, Indiana


Hi friend , I'm Chardé!

Pronounced (SHAR-DAY) don't worry - everyone butchers it.

In between bedtime stories and packing lunches, I have found solace and joy in freezing those fleeting moments that define the magic of family life, and major milestones. Each session and image holds a piece of my heart — a testament to the beauty found in the everyday chaos.
As a momma of two, I've learned that life’s true treasures lie in the giggles, messy hair, the tiny fingers holding onto mine, and the unspoken love that fills our days through photography.


Kind Words


Lauren K.

“Chardé made family pictures with our toddler so fun and easy! We are absolutely blown away by the gorgeous photos and the sweet moments she captured. I know we will love having these photos to look back on even more as our little one grows up.”

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How do I book a family photo session?

To book a session, simply select a collection above, select your date, and time. A non-refundable session fee of $200 is due at the time of booking to secure your chosen date and time.

What does the session fee cover?

The session fee covers my time, expertise during the session, and secures your booking. It's non-refundable but is applied toward your chosen collection.

Can I choose the location for the session?

Yes, absolutely! We can discuss and decide on a location that best suits your family's style and preferences.

How long does a typical family photo session last?

Family sessions typically last up to an hour allowing enough time for various poses and capturing genuine moments.

When will we receive our photos?

You can expect to receive your edited images within 2-3 weeks after the session. This allows me to ensure each photo meets quality standards.

Can we order prints and other products?

Yes, my collections include print products, and you'll have the option to purchase additional prints, albums, or other products to complement your chosen collection. You will also receive a print credit with each collection.

What should we wear for the photo session?

I recommend coordinating outfits without being too matchy-matchy. Solid colors neutrals , or subtle patterns tend to work well, and feel free to bring accessories that showcase your family's personality.

What if the weather is bad on the day of our outdoor session?

In case of bad weather, we can discuss rescheduling or explore indoor alternatives to ensure your comfort and the quality of the photos.

Are pets allowed during family photo sessions?

Yes, absolutely! We welcome pets as part of the family. Just let me know in advance so we can plan accordingly.

What happens if someone is sick on the day of the session?

If someone is unwell on the scheduled day, I recommend rescheduling to ensure everyone is feeling their best and can fully enjoy the session. Your health and comfort is my top priority.


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